Friday, October 15, 2010

Answered Prayer!

After my second miscarriage, I was overwhelmed with sadness. I started praying & seeking God's will for growing my family. I even began to pray about adoption if that was the route that God had in store for us. When I got a positive pregnancy test this time I was happy, but couldn't bring myself to get too excited. This was the first time that I took one & only one pregnancy test. We didn't make a big deal about it & didn't tell our parents until a week later. We told our parents, community group, & a few close friends. However, we wanted to wait until after my first doctor's appointment to tell everyone.
I was started on progesterone supplements once I got the positive pregnancy test. I went to the doctor for blood work to confirm the pregnancy, but scheduled my first OB appointment at 8 weeks. I could have gone to the doctor earlier, but felt like it caused too much anxiety in my previous experiences. I have been very sick like I was when I was pregnant with Abigail, so I felt like that was a good sign. I didn't start getting nervous until the night before my doctor's appointment. I was so scared of the unknown even though I knew God is in control. When I went in for the ultrasound I was so nervous. Angie (the ultrasound tech) told us right away when she found the heartbeat & all I could do was cry. However, this time I was crying tears of joy! I was measuring a few days ahead where with my previous miscarriages, I was always measuring behind. The heart beat is strong & healthy. When Dr. Rawson came in to see James & I, he came in with two thumbs up! I'm not out of the woods until after the first trimester, but everything is looking good so far. I have peace that everything is going to be just fine. Praise God for answered prayers! I'm a 8 weeks 5 days pregnant, which makes the due date May 22nd. However, I will be having a scheduled c-section. I will be monitored more closely due to having preeclampsia with Abigail & having an emergency c-section at 28 weeks.
I don't have a scanner at home that works, so this is a picture of my ultrasound pic!